Posts Tagged ‘kindle’

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Dear Amazon: You don’t get to use words like “double”

On Tuesday, Amazon issued a press release entitled: “Worldwide Kindle Device Sales More Than Double Last Year’s Record Over Holiday Shopping Weekend.”

Here’s the thing, Amazon. You never told us last year’s sales numbers. In fact, you never told us ANY …

by John Kirk   |   November 28th, 2012
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What I Like About Amazon’s Kindle Strategy

For the 12 years that I have been studying the technology industry, within my role as an industry and market analyst, I have tried to understand the strategic elements of this industry that often go overlooked. This is …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 7th, 2012
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Is there a future for dedicated eReaders?

When Amazon introduced their first Kindle eReader, there were a lot of articles that suggested that this device represented the future of books. Many wrote that thanks to the Kindle, eBooks would go mainstream and be the most popular way …

by Tim Bajarin   |   April 9th, 2012
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Amazon & the End of the Book

With the end of the Nook for Barnes & Noble and doom and gloom on expected losses and lowered guidance for fiscal 2012, the company’s stock fell 18 percent. The Nook was the poster child of Barnes & Noble’s in-store growth strategy.

by Gary Schwartz   |   January 6th, 2012
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A $299 Amazon Kindle Fire- What It Could Be

Last week the industry was engrossed in the Amazon Kindle Fire launch. There was lots of excitement, speculation and many questions on it. The $199 price point was one of the biggest points of excitement, particularly in that it was …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   October 3rd, 2011
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The New Kindles=Razor and Razor Blades with eBook Readers

The new Kindles, with prices at $79 and $99 finally introduces the concept of the razor and razor blade business model to eBooks. We are all familiar with the idea of razor companies creating very cheap razors and then getting …

by Tim Bajarin   |   October 3rd, 2011
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Unanswered Questions about the Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon threw their axe into the tablet sea Wednesday with the launch of the Amazon Kindle Fire. On paper, the Kindle Fire seems like a killer value proposition. For $199, you get continuous computing access to 18 million books, movies, …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 30th, 2011

Kindle Fire Threatens Google More Than Apple

Much of the coverage of Amazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire has, understandably, focused on the potential competition with Apple’s iPad. While the two products are clear competitive in the sense that some consumers will pick one and forego the other, it is entirely possible …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 29th, 2011
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Is There a Technology Race to the Bottom With Price?

I have been surveying the collective schools of thought related to the Amazon Kindle Fire launch. One thing that many writing publicly on the matter emphasize is the price of the Fire and rightly so. $199 is an …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 29th, 2011
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Why Amazon’s Silk Browser is a Big Deal

In my opinion what Amazon has created with their Silk browser is the most interesting part of their Kindle Fire announcement.

One of the key reasons is because it is an example of the kind of differentiation I have …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 28th, 2011

AWS: Amazon’s Secret Weapon

Most consumers think of Amazon.com as a company that sells books and a whole lot of other stuff. But it is also a deep technology company that has turned its technology both into a product and a big competitive advantage.

Amazon …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 28th, 2011

Kindle Fire: The Disruptive Power of Amazon

Amazon.com launched its long-awaited tablet, the Kindle Fire,  today and once again established its place, alongside Apple and Google, in the Bit Three of economic disrupters.  My colleague Tim Bajarin has written about the details of the $199 tablet and …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   September 28th, 2011
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The Kindle Fire is a Game Changer

After months of speculation, Amazon finally rolled out the Kindle Fire this morning, their version of a cross between a super eBook reader and a small tablet. But make no mistake, this product is a game changer. And it …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 28th, 2011
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7″ Media Tablets Like Kindle Fire…”Dead On Arrival”?

UPDATED with Amazon Kindle “Fire” references.

A few weeks ago, TechCrunch reported that Amazon’s 7″ Kindle tablet was “very real” and would ship for the 2011 holidays.  (UPDATED: Now rumored to be called “Kindle Fire“.  ) Almost a year before that, Wired’s …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 8th, 2011
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Is there a market for Good Enough “Tablets?”

In April I wrote in my PC Mag column about Amazon Stealing Android from Google and argued in this piece that Amazon was most likely building their own proprietary approach to integrating their overall Android Store and a set of …

by Tim Bajarin   |   September 7th, 2011
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Amazon Plans on Stealing Android Developers From Google

You may think such a statement sounds absurd. However if a recent report from MG Siegler at TechCrunch is true then Amazon wants to lure Android developers for their own version of Android and Kindle products.

Tim Bajarin in an …

by Ben Bajarin   |   September 2nd, 2011